In FOCUS: Sarah Stringham, Intern | Land Planning

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Through the FOCUS Internship Program, we are introduced to enthusiastic and talented students who will one day be leaders in our industry—and possibly our company. Some college students learn of FOCUS through a career fair or a job posting while others find us by word of mouth. The latter is how Sarah Stringham found the […]

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Design Matters: Master Planned Communities

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Master Planned Communities: Careful, Purposeful Development Planners, engineers, and landscape architects collaborate for Ideal community designs Bringing a residential neighborhood to life can be relatively simple. A homebuilder buys land, divides it into buildable lots, then builds out the infrastructure like utilities and roads. Homes are built and sold to buyers and the neighborhood may […]

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15 Years of FOCUS

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FOCUS Celebrates 15 Years of Right Team and the Right Clients When founder and general manager Ron Paul first considered owning and managing a business, like any well-intentioned entrepreneur he took stock of his motivations, strengths, and skills. One of the first things Ron recognized about himself was that improvement and creation have always appealed […]

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Project Spotlight: Hidden Oaks

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Client: Ivory Development and Perry Development  Location: Herriman, Utah Project Duration: 2017–Present Services: Site Civil Design, Transportation, Land Planning, Landscape and Irrigation, Surveying, Construction Staking   Hidden Oaks is a master-planned community adjacent to Butterfield Canyon comprised of 823 homes. FOCUS was involved with the master planning, which included the realignment of Butterfield Creek, and […]

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Project Spotlight: Overland

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Destined to be one of Ivory Homes’ largest master-planned communities, Overland is located west of Utah Lake on the western side of the Lake Mountains. The 1,200 acres of property is owned by Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA).  In 2010, FOCUS began working with SITLA on a sewer master plan to develop […]

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In FOCUS: Bryan Wilson, Land Planning & Landscape Architecture

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As a Junior Project Manager and Landscape Designer, Bryan Wilson leads projects through all stages of design—from conception and schematic design through permitting and construction—with clients’ overall project vision and budget at the forefront. He actively collaborates with architects, internal engineers, and subconsultants while ensuring quality assurance and quality control for plans and documents on […]

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Design Matters: The Impacts and Challenges of Utah’s Housing Boom

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Civil Engineering for Today’s Residential Development Nationwide, home sales have skyrocketed, particularly because of the pandemic. As more people seek less urban living environments—away from masses of people (particularly those relocating from California to Utah)—our beautiful state has certainly experienced the ripple effects of the housing boom. Throughout the state, developments are changing to meet […]

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Congratulations Seth Vance | Land Planning and Landscape Architecture Department Manager

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Clear Direction for Land Planning and Landscape Architecture FOCUS is pleased to announce Seth Vance as Land Planning and Landscape Architecture Department Manager. Under Seth’s leadership, the Land Planning and Landscape Architecture department consults with land developers, private landowners, municipalities, and others to design projects that are organized, efficient and intentional. As a Planner and […]

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